Art Classes

Yara Balba Art Studio



Come and learn the power of strong, basic colour and design, then try your hand at any of the following: drawing- still life, landscape, figurative, experimental; painting using acrylics and oils -in the studio and plein air across the property; print-making – lino cuts, screen printing; simple relief carving and plaster work; working with clay; making mosaics; creating unique garden sculptures and other creative initiatives!

Specialist visiting artist weekend workshops -learn from the Masters themselves, including Sculptors, Ceramic artists, Aboriginal artists, Metal workers, Wood carvers and more!

Art Classes Term Dates 2019

Summer Term One (10 weeks)

  1. Thursday 7 February
  2. Thursday 14 February
  3. Thursday 21 February
  4. Thursday 28 February
  5. Thursday 7 March
  6. Thursday 14 March
  7. Thursday 21 March
  8. Thursday 28 March
  9. Thursday 4 April
  10. Thursday 11 April

Autumn Term Two (9 weeks)

  1. Thursday 2 May
  2. Thursday 9 May
  3. Thursday 16 May
  4. Thursday 23 May
  5. Thursday 6 June
  6. Thursday 13 June
  7. Thursday 20 June
  8. Thursday 27 June
  9. Thursday 4 July

Winter Term Three (10 weeks)

  1. Thursday 25 July
  2. Thursday 1 August
  3. Thursday 8 AugustOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  4. Thursday 15 August
  5. Thursday 22 August
  6. Thursday 29 August
  7. Thursday 5 September
  8. Thursday 12 September
  9. Thursday 19 September
  10. Thursday 26 September

Spring Term Four (9 weeks)

    1. Thursday 10 October
    2. Thursday 17 October
    3. Thursday 24 October
    4. Thursday 31 October
    5. Thursday 7 November
    6. Thursday 14 November
    7. Thursday 21 November
    8. Thursday 28 November
    9. Thursday 5 December
    10. Thursday 12 December

Studio Workshops are running every THURSDAY, with a range of  classes to meet most peoples busy schedules.

GROUPS: Morning classes for specialist groups are available between 9am – 12pm. Specialist group discounts are available. Not currently running….

ADULTS: Open Adults class runs from 12.00pm – 3.00pm. 3 hour workshops for individuals cost $25. Can pay by PayWave (small eftpos machine), direct deposit or by cash.

YOUNG PEOPLE: After school art group for young people runs from 4.30 – 6pm and includes afternoon tea and most materials. After school art class costs $25. This all depends on numbers. If we have 4 students enrolled, we can run. Round up your friends!

Each week we will offer with something different, with participants working through either a set program learning foundation drawing skills, basic colour theory, painting with acrylics, oils, screen printing, mosaics, block printing, ceramics, working with ink and other materials/ or on self directed projects and activities. Students often produce numerous drawings and finished works over one session. Our several horses, dogs and cats often model for us, even the old red tractor features occasionally. The property’s pretty rural outlook is the perfect site for outdoor creative workshops. Most basic art materials are supplied.


Yara Balba Stables is also available to utilise for any special function, event, seminar or workshop you can dream up. The studio, with great off street parking, 56 acres of pretty paddocks, dams and bushland can cater for rural weddings, company training days, AGMs, launches, community projects and more. We have hosted specialist workshops for Hunter – Central River Catchment Management Authority in ‘Dung Beetles’, Hunter Region Landcare’s ‘Sustainable Management of Small Horse Properties’, and ‘Sustainable House Day’ in 2011- attracting close to 100 people to explore the sustainable property.  Contact us to discuss your special idea. We love creating exciting events and can bring flair and pizazz to anything you propose. Arrange a visit to our property to see what you can think up and create as your own possibility!